Tucked in southern Philippines is the largest undeveloped gold and copper open-pit mining project in Southeast Asia. With an area equivalent to the size of 700 football fields, the Tampakan mining project spells disaster for the region’s watershed systems,...
Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center (LRC)
The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan/Friends of the Earth Philippines (LRC-KsK/FoE Phils.) is organized and registered as a non-stock, non-profit, non-partisan, cultural, scientific and research organization. Established in December 7, 1987, it started actual operations in February 1988.
LRC-Kasama sa Kalikasan is the Philippine member of Friends of the Earth.
LRC works for the recognition and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and upland rural poor communities to land and other natural resources. The Center seeks to bridge the gap between the informal articulation of the aspirations of these marginalized communities on the one hand, and the formal, technical, bureaucratic and legal language used by the state.
To accomplish its goals, LRC-KsK maintains the following programs: Research and Policy Development, Direct Legal Services, and Campaigns Support.
Friends of the Earth Philippines / The Legal Rights & Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan
Address: 114 Maginhawa Street, Unit 2-A La Residencia Building
Teachers’ Village East
1101 Diliman, Quezon City, Phillipines
Phone: +632 928 1372 or 436 1101
Fax: +632 920 7172
Contact: Friends of the Earth Philippines / The Legal Rights & Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan
A local court has thrown out a motion to invalidate a local environmental code that bans open-pit mining in the province of South Cotabato. In a court ruling issued recently, Judge Vicente Peña upheld the legality of the code, citing provisions in the Constitution,...
Written by Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center (LRC)/ Friends of the Earth Philippines Reducing nature as a commodity is a gamble that allows homo sapiens to make a killing. Almost every big check from human activity—a palm oil plantation, a gold mine, or a coal...